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Annapolis, MD
A 67-year-old female asked:

I have thoracic spinal spurs and my upper back is killing me after first time using weed whacker yesterday. what home pain relievers are recommended?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Pinched Nerve: The only OTC meds that you could try include ibuprofen, naproxen or tylenol (acetaminophen). Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether.
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